I wouldn't put it past (someone)

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I wouldn't put it past (someone)

Based on that person's pattern of behavior, it is not impossible to imagine them engaging in that kind of bad behavior. Do I think Joe stole the money? Honestly, I wouldn't put it past him. He has no conscience. It seems a bit far-fetched that the government is spying on us with our own appliances, but I wouldn't put it past them.
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References in classic literature ?
Why, I wouldn't put it past them to make a god of him
If you touch the receiver they will know at the exchange that the house is not empty, and I wouldn't put it past the colonel to have told them exactly how long he was going to be away.
I wouldn't put it past them to have invented a few hundred Academy Award voters, as well.
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